2016 MacBook Pro 15" which CPU do they come with?

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  1. Marshall73, Oct 31, 2016
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    Having a look at the Intel series 6 specification sheet from September 2016 there are no CPU's which support LPDDR3 RAM above a frequency of 1866 MHz. Are Apple just over clocking the memory bus to allow them to use LPDDR3-2133 or is this a custom package from Intel?
     
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    The worst choice. 6700hq for base model. Worse than the ones from the 2015 model.
     
  3. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    I never noticed that but you're right. The 6700HQ does support DDR4@2133 but only claims to support LPDDR3@1866

    Only the iGPU is worse, the actual CPU is a decent step up.
     
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    I looked at that CPU but the RAM speeds don't match the model shipping in the new MacBook Pro's and the reason I started this thread. Guess we won't know the exact spec till someone gets their hands on one.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that the base processor is the i7-6820HQ or the i7-6820HK.

    2.7GHz Base Clock - Boost to 3.4GHz - HD 530 - 45W

    The config option is the i7-6920HQ.

    2.9GHz Base Clock - Boost to 3.6GHz - HD 530 - 45W.
     
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    The 3 for the 15" are: 6700HQ, 6820HQ, and 6920HQ. All non-Iris Pro parts, sadly.

    Your point about the RAM support is a very good question. LPDDR3 at 2133MHz is a pretty rare thing from what I gathered. I'm really not sure how Intel is supporting it on the new Pros. Overclocking would be very highly unlikely. Perhaps Intel worked with them on a semi-custom memory controller? I'd really like to know.
     
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    It's can't be the 6700HQ, because that boosts to 3.5GHz and not 3.4GHz. :p
     
  8. xmonkey macrumors 6502a

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    If it's not the 6700HQ which is it in the base 15"?

    (hint: It's the 6700HQ)
     
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    AH MY BAD EVERYONE. I was looking at the $2799 model, not the entry 15". :confused::oops::)
     
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    No worries :)

    But really what I should be typing is 6770HQ... thanks Apple :\
     
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    Haha. They could've at least included a processor with the Iris Pro 580. Would be HEAPS better than the HD530.
     

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